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Deep Sleep In The Making

The bed you choose prepares you for whatever the day has in store for you. So choose carefully. Be awake for the first time in your life.

Linen Alley
Hastens makes beds that prepare you for whatever your day has to offer.

All multicellular animals sleep. You know, that odd state when we lie unconscious, defenseless and paralyzed for several hours.

To survive, you can sleep on anything. Lie down on bare soil, a stone floor, a blanket, a foam mattress, in a hammock. Or in your bed. Whatever you sleep on will probably take you from 11 at night until 7 in the morning.

But what is the point of just surviving? It’s about the quality of your life—of yourself, how awake and welcoming you are towards everything the world has to offer between 7 in the morning and 11 at night. The moment of truth: 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

Night is the mother of day. It’s during your waking hours that you’ll notice how well you have slept—if your resting place really allows every part of your body to have its essential rest and recovery—or if it secretly steals from your moments here on earth.

Hastens manufactures world-class, handcrafted beds. What you experience as a comforting embrace when springs, horsetail hair, wool fibers, cotton tassels, pieces of flax and wooden joints cooperate is, in fact, the fruit of nearly 170 years of relentless work.

Hastens beds can be found in Jackson exclusively at Linen Alley. Jennifer Fay and her mother, Diana Goss, have co-owned the store on Scott Lane since 2004. Their vast array of high-end linens, bath products, bedding and more are both stylish and cozy, providing the ultimate essentials for the comfortable yet sophisticated life.